Palisades Park launches text message alert system

via NJ.com

PP NixlePALISADES PARK — Borough residents looking to stay informed can now sign up for text message alerts from the police department, The Record reports.

To sign up for the Nixle service, residents can text their zip code to 888777 or go to nixle.com. The alert system is already used by dozens of towns across Bergen County to send messages on everything from parking restrictions to weather emergencies.

Nixle is provided at no cost to the borough and free to sign up, the newspaper reported. Alerts can be sent in Spanish, but Nixle charges for that feature.

The borough already uses a reverse 911 phone system, but officials said text messages would help reach residents who might not be home when alerts are issued, the report said.

Palisades Park is still working to launch a town website, making it the last municipality in Bergen County without an official working online home.

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